Grateful Dead Live at Fillmore West on 1969-12-04
Casey Jones, Black Peter, Big Boss Man, Me & My Uncle, Cumberland Blues, Dire Wolf, Dark Star-> High Time, Good Morning Little School Girl, Good Lovin'-> Drums-> Good Lovin', China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, Uncle John's Band
Collection GratefulDeadBand/Artist Grateful DeadVenue Fillmore WestLocation San Francisco, CASource SoundboardLineage SBD > MC (Owlsley's) > DAT > DAT > CD > EAC > DC5 > CDTaped by Transferred by The Wizard
This upgrade comes from an unnameable benefactor...
Editing and mastering by The Wizard - Owenbrothersvault@hotmail.com This was a rather poor monitor mix (Heavy on vocals - little Bobby guitar) It had a good bit of hiss. I reduced the hiss to endurable levels with three different Continuous noise filters. EQ'ed a bit to bring up mids and top. Adjusted gains to level and balance things out a bit. Cleaned up the various cuts and gliches... The tuning after Black Peter and the bit of Dire Wolf were patched in from the older source as they were cut from this tape. All editing done with Diamond Cut DC5 software.
May 3, 2015
Very cloudy recording and a badly tuned Strat, also so-so performance.
December 4, 2011
This source definitely sounds much better than the other available version. Still some tape hiss, but the Altamont connection makes it worthwhile. TC's organ is very noticable in the mix, and the early versions of Workingman's Dead tunes make this a classic late '69 show.
December 17, 2008
This one sounds better
FIVE STARS for this show, TC, plays organ on every song.
I recommend adding this show to your 1969 GRATEFUL DEAD collection.
Of the two copies available on the IA, this one sounds better.
"Black Peter" is unique and not your usual arrangement.
This versionof "Dark Star" is syncopated and the tempo is faster than usual. It's 30 minutes and 17 seconds long.
TC on organ gives this "Dark Star" that "early" sound. Watch out for feedback at 16:05 into "Dark Star". Tom and Jerry start stretching the sounds into feedback and the next thing you know the music becomes sounds with no time, bars, tempo, or anything recognizable and slowly the music returns to "DARK STAR"...
TC also plays organ on G.M.L.S. while Pigpen plays harmonica.
Garcia's voice is still strong and youthful in December 1969.
This verison of Good Lovin' has TC playing organ and Pigpen singing.
This GRATEFUL DEAD show is full of surprises.
Get it while you can, get it while it's free, get it now or you'll be sorry.
I recommend using EQ to enhance the sound if you have it.
IA recommends REALPLAYER for streaming and downloading.
Eat, Drink, be Merry and listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD.
Thanks for the love.
December 27, 2004
damn--they are rockin, but the tape is stinky winky